There are 6 ways to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu by train, car, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, drive, bus  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE)
  2. Drive from Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE) to Chitwan Sauraha
  3. Take the bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu

$26 - $46

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  23 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL) Sadhbhawna Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu

$19 - $29

4 alternative options

Train, drive  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL) Sadhbhawna Exp / ...
  2. Drive from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Kathmandu

$20 - $36

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Kathmandu 316.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Varanasi  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kathmandu (KTM) VNS - KTM

$138 - $419

Train to Bhairawa, fly  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Nautanwa (NTV)
  2. Fly from Bhairawa (BWA) to Kathmandu (KTM) BWA - KTM

$118 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu is to train and bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,100 and takes 23 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu is to fly which costs ₹9,500 - ₹29,000 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Varanasi and Kathmandu is 351 km. The road distance is 506.3 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 49 min to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Varanasi, India and Kathmandu, Nepal?

Jet Airways, Air India Limited and five other airlines fly from Varanasi to Kathmandu every 4 hours.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Bhairawa to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bhairawa to Kathmandu via Pokhara
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Bhairawa to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Bhairawa to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Simrik Airlines
Website
simrikairlines.com
Flights from Bhairawa to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE)
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
Ave. Duration
12 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Nautanwa (NTV)
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Bus Nepal
Website
busnepal.com
Bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
busnepal.com
bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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